On Sunday January 8, 2017, a Haikyu!! Shiratorizawa Academy Team Meeting event was held at the Animate Shinjuku Branch. Ryouta Takeuchi (Wakatoshi Ushijima) and Subaru Kimura (Satori Tendou) talked about the anime Haikyuu!!
The guests were welcomed with cheers. The event started with stories from behind the recording scenes and topics about the cast members.
Takeuchi mentioned Ushijima’s great line, ‘If there’s a high toss, it’s alright’ as the most impressive scene out of the three seasons he voiced. He looked back on the acting and said, ‘It was the scene that emphasized Ushijima’s strength the most. I played with the character’s emotion.’ Also, Kimura mentioned the scene in which Tendou sings and suddenly gets cool, excitedly saying, ‘It was such a challenging and an interesting character.’
Next, the event moved onto the best-of-three game section. Three games were held: in Harahara Dokidoki Timed Bomb Game, the guests exchanged a bomb while answering questions; in Character Great Line Quiz, they guessed who said what great line from the main show; and in Guess what is inside, they guessed what was inside a box.
With great encouragement from the audience, Takeuchi won the best-of-three. He grinned happily as he received the prizes Ushijma green tea and Tendou Soba, both named after the characters. Various fun games took place and in the blink of an eye, the event was nearly at its end.
Finally, the guests gave thanks to the fans. Kimura commented, ‘Thank you very much for today. I’m happy to be able to play Tendo. I’m looking forward to seeing you in future events. It’s soulful work, so please keep supporting the show!’ Takeuchi expressed his thoughts: ‘Thank you very much for today. I’m very flattered that you fans love the work and we’re able to share the thoughts in an event like this. I believe one day we’ll flat-out beat Karasuno High School. I’d like you to keep loving Haikyuu!!’
At the end, everyone in the venue shouted the classic greetings in events of Haikyuu!!, Otsukareshita!!, and the curtains came down on a high note.
Volume 2 of the anime Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou will at last be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Wednesday January 18! Also, there’s a first ever special concert on Sunday February 26 and a special event on Sunday April 30. Keep an eye out for future developments!
Haikyuu!!: Karasuno Koukou VS Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou was part of MANGA.TOKYO’s Fall 2016 episodic anime reviews.
Haikyuu!! Karasuno Koukou vs Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou (Season 3) Series Review
Haikyu!! Shiratorizawa Gakuen Koukou Team Meeting
Date: Sunday January 8th, 2017
Venue: Animate Shinjuku
Guests: Ryouta Takeuchi (Wakatoshi Ushijima), Subaru Kimura (Satori Tendou)